Section 508 / Accessible Design Trainings

DSP&S offers Section 508/Accessible Design trainings every month, both via online and face to face instructional modes. To access the most current training schedule and to sign up for this free FLEX based training, visit the Professional Development web page and access the MyLearningPlan system.



October 25th, 10am 11am, ConferZoom
November 13th, 2:00 pm 3:00pm, ConferZoom
November 29th, 1:00pm 2:00pm, ConferZoom
December 6th, 10:00am 11:00am, ConferZoom

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

Accessibility Evaluation Template Form (CCCAC VPAT 2.0).docxAccessibility Evaluation Template Form (CCCAC VPAT 2.0).docx

DSPS Facutly Referral Form

DSPS Facutly Referral Form

Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines

Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines

Accessible Electronic Document Resources

Accessible PDF Checklist

How To Create Accessible PDF Documents

How To Use Acrobat's Accessibility Checker

Alternative Text Guide

Accessible Microsoft WORD Document Cretaion Tips & Guidelines

WEBAIM: Creating Accessible Docuemnts

Captioning Resources

The Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant (DECT)

The DECT grant is a state chancellors office funded grant that pays for the captioning of your online or hybrid content. Our very own Dean James Glapa-Grossklag is the grant administrator and the grant is accessible to all California community college instructors. For more information, visit: The DECT Grant.

3C Media Solutions

3C Media Solutions is another chancellors office funded grant and works similarly to the DECT grant and is another FREE captioning solution for online/hybrid California community college instructors. Content is uploaded to 3C Media and your content is captioned (usually) within a few days.

These training videos demonstrate how to register for 3C Media, how to upload your content, and how to access the captions: Step 1: Registration Step 2: Uploading Content Step 3: Accessing Captions

YouTube Auto Caption

YouTube auto caption is a FREE tool and is an automatic process. When uploading a video to YouTube, it will automatically add captions to your multimedia. Access and edit these captions by accessing the creators studio, selecting the Captions and CC button, and selecting the AUTOMATIC caption file. This tool is best used for shorter videos.

This is an easy, step-by-step training video on how to utilize YouTube's Auto Captioning tools: Captioning with YouTube



WAVE is tool to help web developers make their web content more accessible. WAVE cannot tell you if your web content is accessible. Only a human can determine true accessibility. But, WAVE can help you evaluate the accessibility of your web content.

WAVE is easy to use. From the WAVE home page, enter the web address of a page or browse to a file on your computer (images, styles, and other media may not display for uploaded files) and select WAVE this page!

WAVE will present your page with embedded icons and indicators. Each icon, box, and piece of information added by WAVE presents some information about the accessibility of your page. While WAVE is most effective when used by someone knowledgeable about web accessibility, people who are not web accessibility experts can also benefit from WAVE.

The report section at the top of the page indicates if WAVE detected any errors or not. The absence of errors DOES NOT mean your page is accessible. RED icons indicate accessibility errors. GREEN icons indicate accessibility features. The other icons and indicators indicate other elements that you should look at. WAVE brings the underlying accessibility information of a page to the fore-front so it can be easily evaluated in context.

You can view a brief overview of what each icon or indicator means by clicking it and viewing its documentation or by accessing the documentation panel.

[Source: WAVE Help ]